Organizing/Decluttering: Sabotaged by Surfaces!
Is this you and your home or office:
Every surface is covered with something, or lots of things: loose papers, memos, photos, bills, and more?
You run out of surface so you buy a pretty decorator storage box or tray that holds the loose papers but you then pile the boxes or trays on top of one another?
You don't sort anything into the boxes or trays so your area may look nice, but it's really just prettied up clutter.
I love decorator storage boxes IF:
The papers inside are sorted and identified.
Perhaps you can color coordinate the outside color or pattern for different items:
Bills to pay
Receipts (Although you should be scanning those).
You label what they contain for easy access.
They have specific shelves and are off the floor.
Too easy to have someone pick them up and move them to some other place.
Makes it difficult to sweep or vacuum.
Here are some things I usually find while helping clients sort through papers which minimizes the amount of storage boxes needed. (One client had at least 20 containers that were reduced to 8:
MONEY! (Un-cashed checks, gift cards and certificates)
Tickets to events
Invitations that need RSVP's
Memorabilia that you wanted to share
You name it!
Not being able to find what we're looking for right away adds to our already stressed lives.
Why not simplify the things that we can?
Give yourself the gift of freed up time!
To much to undertake? I can help!